She wrote “Feel Me” during the former couple’s on-and-off period.
Hot off the heels of Justin Bieber’s new album “Changes,” which is essentially an open love letter to wife Hailey Baldwin, Selena Gomez decided to release a song about an unfaithful ex that she originally wrote during her on-again, off-again relationship with the Biebs.
On Friday, Selena dropped the single “Feel Me” — a track she debuted during her Revival tour back in 2016. This period was a particularly messy time for the former couple, who would be fighting in the comments section on Instagram (remember #SelenaEndedJustinParty?) one moment, and posting PDA photos the next.
“So one night, I was really irritated and I wrote this whole song,” Selena told fans, before performing the song for the first time four years ago. The lyrics are telling of Sel’s state of mind during this tumultuous period, in which Justin also dated Hailey and ex Sofia Richie — and Selena accused him of cheating.
“Every time your lips touch another / I want you to feel me,” the chorus goes. “Every time you dance with somebody / I want you to feel me.” The song continues: “Won’t be caught up in the middle / Of your highs and your lows / Baby, long as you’re not with me / You’ll always be alone.” Basically, Bieber can see other people, but Gomez will always be the one who got away.
Selena says she intentionally left “Feel Me” off the Rare album because it “doesn’t fit with where I am right now,” but after fans kept requesting her to drop the song, she caved to their demands. The timing, though, could be considered more than a coincidence.